What can I say, dear readers?
Better late than never? Hehehe.
It's been a rough and tiring road for me, collecting all your nominations and looking for candidates of my own.
I would like to thank my readers who have sent their nominations via email, via facebook, or by pointing them out on the Ops floor with their lips.
I would also like to thank my close friends who submitted friends of theirs for the list.
Bukod kayong pinagpala. Nawa'y maging masagana ang mga incentives niyo sa sweldo day.
Aaminin ko, dear readers, nakakapagod palang maghanap ng pogi sa mga call centers lately. Feeling ko nagtago silang lahat sa akin.
May mga candidates na last week ko lang na-convince jumoin. May mga nagpull-out in the last minute, at meron din naman akong mga tsinugi from the list kasi di ko talaga keri ang fez.
Before we carry on, let me take this moment to dedicate this year's list to my bestfriend Potchi:
Beks, ikaw na ang bahalang mag-judge sa list ko diyan sa langit. There's nothing more I would wish for than to have you here next to me, making okray some of the nominations. I think of you and miss you every single day. True that.
Without further ado, I give you my list:
The first time I personally met Lance was outside Bo's Cafe in Glorietta 5. Actually, I didn't exactly meet him. I sorta frowned at him.
Kasi naman, we've been messaging and texting each other for the longest time already prior to that, but we hadn't seen each other face to face. He's been a reader of my blog for the longest time and a friend in Facebook as well.
So, nung minsang nasa Bo's ako, napatingin ako sa labas, tapos there he was, passing by. He glanced at me, made some kind of nodding movement, waved a little, and then went by na parang nagmamadali.
Ako naman, hindi agad naka-react, kasi di ako sure kung siya nga iyun. I think I was frowning as I was looking at him.
Later on, sa FB na lang kami nagkaalaman na pareho pala kaming nahiya sa isa't-isa na bumati.
Alam niyo naman ako, mahiyain pag may actual confrontation with a reader.
A graduate of PLM, he now currently works in Convergys in Glorietta.
He loves to dance, read, and as far as I can tell, he really really reaaally likes one of my readers (joke lang, Lance!).
As of this writing, ang FB status niya ay : "I am so effin happy today for some reasons I can't explain. Basta, masaya nako kung anu man meron tayo. On my way back to Manila. Farewell for now Cavite. "
He also has no idea na sinama ko siya sa list. I hope you don't mind.
09) Alex Anselmuccio:
Yes, yes, he's that kid from Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition.
And yes, now he works for Peoplesupport, in a travel account.
And yes, we realize how very lucky we are to be able to gaze in wonder and awe everytime this Italian god walks by sa lobby.
I've seen girls (and guys) get kilig whenever makasabay nila si Alex sa elevator. Ako chill lang (as if!).
Nung magkalapit pa yung mga stations namin sa floor, he passed by my station and pointed at this food container on my table.
"What's that?" he asked.
"It's pasta," I answered, na hindi nagpapahalatang nanginginig ang tumbong ko, I mean, a freakin' TV celebrity was talking to me, okay?
"What kind?" he asked.
I don't know what came over me, pero I answered in a wanna-be seductive voice, "Italian, my favorite kind."
Kaso ang pagakakasabi ko yata "peyboreet keynd" dahil kabado ako.
He just smiled and graciously said, "Wow."
Ang chaka ko talaga ma-starstruck.
A newbie in our team, Bench immediately captured everyone's attention with his good-boy looks and lean body.
Super bait na, super galing pang sumayaw.
A nursing graduate of the Metropolitan Hospital College of Nursing, Bench is popular amongst his peers for his cool demeanor and sexy voice.
Always compared to Jericho Rosales, this nursing graduate is one fine dude.
Kayo ang humusga kung "oh-some" nga ang Jericho Rosales looks niya.
I think he looks better than Echo.
Definitely a standout on my list, this one.
Si OJ, well, ano ba ang masasabi ko tungkol sa ka-teammate kong si OJ.
Nahirapan akong i-convince siya na sumali sa list.
Super mahiyain eh.
Tapos, yung FB niya, walang masyadong magagandang pics. Ayaw pa niyang magpapicture sa akin.
Pero kinarir ko talaga na makasali siya.
Ampogi eh. Barumbado looks. Ambenta pa sa floor.
Tall, dark, and definitely handsome. Tipong sobrang lalakeng-lalake, ang dating eh, humatsing lang siya sa tabi mo, buntis ka na.
Ganun siya ka-lalake.
Kaso girls, hands-off. May kumander na siya. Can I just also say, OJ received the most number of nominations from other Peoplesupport employees na hindi naman niya kilala?
Mas mataas sana ranking niya, kulang lang talaga sa pics.
We met him sa Summer Pilipinas outing and he immediately became a candidate for this list.
Mukhang bad boy na good boy.
I must admit, I know next to nothing about him, other than his account with Peoplesupport is located in the Jaka Building. Apparently lahat ng guwapo dun in-a-assign.
I can't for the life of me remember kung sinong artista ang kamukha niya, pero alam ko meron.
Di ko lang maalala kung sino.
Si JC Bonnin ba? Kilala niyo pa ba si JC Bonnin? Ganun na ba ako katanda? Shets.
Everyone, I'd like you to meet Louie, a Tourism, Hotel, and Travel Industry Management graduate from PLM.
He currently works as an Assistant Manager in IBM Daksh.
He loves to swim and play badminton, which explains his sexy physique.
He loves watching movies and TV series, listening to music, videoke, writing songs, and hanging out with friends.
Di kami magkakilala. Ninominate siya ng friend ko from HR. Nung makita ko yung pics niya, tumambling ako sideways.
Weakness ko ang mga tisoy eh.
Wala akong alam about Alvin besides the fact that he is extremely photogenic.
Besides previously working in a call center, I think he does modelling.
I know he's good friends with Lance. Isn't it just so nice to see that beautiful people are barkadas with each other?
Bakit kaya di nila ako kabarkada? Hmmm...
Where are the others?
Mag-save naman tayo for my anniversary entry!
The Top Three will be posted on Aug.11, at twelve noon, sharpish.
I've saved the best for last...